EES1112H Boundary Layer Climates and Contaminant Fate

This course examines the dynamics and radiation physics of the atmospheric planetary boundary layers. Topics include the formation of a planetary boundary layer, vertical stability, temperature inversions, diurnal and seasonal variations and impacts of local and regional scale circulation. With this foundation the dispersion of airborne pollutants will be studied. The course will conclude with modeling of airborne pollutants and case studies.